indiewire.com | By Paula Bernstine | Posted May 6, 2014, 4:34 p.m.
indieFilmFunding.com (iFF), a crowdfunding platform exclusively based in the indie film sector, announced today that its site has officially launched to the public. Coinciding with the website’s launch, the company released its first theatrical film project to be featured on iFF’s site called “The Big Finish.” The movie will star Hollywood legends including: Bob Newhart, Don Rickles, Jerry Lewis, Tim Conway, Garrett Morris, Debbie Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, Mary Tyler Moore and other iconic entertainers who will be the spotlight production on iFF.
iFF’s platform is open for submissions from any producer, director, or filmmaker, seeking funding for a film project. Once a submission is green-lit, it can reside on the site for a pre-determined period of time or until the campaign is fully funded.
Edward Panos, CEO and co-founder of iFF, enthuses, “We are delighted to have such a high profile indie film project utilize our platform for crowdfunding.”
Rudy De Luca, Screenwriter of "The Big Finish” and other well-known projects such as “High Anxiety”, “Silent Movie” and “The Carol Burnett Show” stated, "We gotta hurry up and shoot this film, cause we're droppin' like flies."
Panos adds, “There are two critical points that differentiate iFF from the other crowd-funding sites. At iFF, we proactively promote each and every film project on the platform via social networking outreach and the filmmaker actually gets to utilize the funds raised, regardless of whether or not the target amount was achieved. This in turn enables the filmmaker to make the movie on an adjusted budget, which mirrors the indie film-funding industry.”
Director of “The Big Finish” Martin Guigui, said, “The Big Finish is a timeless story, a classic comedy with heart and homage to the greatest comic legends. We are thankful that iFF launched and believe it will positively impact this important genre of the film business."
Additionally, iFF is creating a more in-depth platform that will aid the indie producers and directors across the entire life of a project, from pre and post-production to marketing and distribution.
indieFilmFunding.com is a place to celebrate the storyteller who desires to create films from their dreams. Conveniently located in Park City, UT, iFF is here to help the vision of the Storyteller become a reality, by empowering the ability to raise capital through the iFF Crowd-funding platform. With a niche for indie films, both long and short format, iFF is a community for indie storytellers who have a desire to share, explore, support, and succeed within the world they create.
indeFilmFunding.com is a platform for storytellers, filmmakers, and artists alike, to spread the word and get FUNDING for their film project. We accept most film-based projects and give creative control of the campaign to the storyteller, which we affectionately call the CREATOR.